Over the years, IRRI has made several interventions across the African Continent and particularly in the Great Lakes Region, Central Africa and West Africa. We programmed in or in regard to these countries:


This work has traversed several issues including:

  • rights in exile
  • advocacy and awareness campaigns
  • solidarity actions
  • peace-building
  • democratisation
  • return: forced and voluntary
  • ongoing and escalating brutality and human rights violations
  • ongoing conflict and violence
  • emergency crisis response
  • peace and security
  • migration and migrants
  • assistance with protection issues
  • empowerment and capacitation
  • democratic transition, democratisation and electoral reform
  • support for civil society, coalition building and institutional development
  • statelessness, citizenship and right to an nationality
  • justice including traditional and international justice